Friday, April 12, 2013

What To Do

My friend Julie moved away last year.

It was so sad, she lived just two doors down.

She was the spice queen, 
when ever I needed a weird spice, I knew she would have it.

She knows how to can everything, 
and even makes grape pie.

She is awesome, and I miss her a ton.

Anyway she signed up for my swap.

I think it is a little funny, 
because when she lived two doors down, she did not come and play the swappy game.
But now that she lives on the other side of the country,
now she wants to play.

Julie was wondering what to do with her fabrics once she gets them,
So I thought I would show you what my other friend Kim and I did with ours.

Kim is awesome and she is moving too.
Thankfully only to the other side of town

She makes these super cute rainbow quilts.

I say these, because she has made a number of them.

I don't even know how many, but she loves them.

Super cute, she makes half square triangles,
 and they turn out adorable.

Even the back is adorable.
The blue sky,
the rainbow,
and then the moons.

(Oh Kim if you are reading this I was just over at Wendy's and she has the cutest rainbow quilting pattern)

I made this rainbow quilt for my husbands niece.
She is a rainbow lover.
If you want to you can read about it over here

It will tell you the pattern and stuff.
You can also see Sisi's reaction which is priceless.

Sorry I just had to brag about the scrappy binding.

There are still spots open for the swap.

Swap one has one place left (aqua blue)
Swap two is about half way full,
and swap three is wide open.

If you are afraid of the expense...

I am not a fabric snob, and I allow fabrics from Joann's, and hobby lobby.

In fact Joann's is having it's daffodil dash sale, I think next week end.
As part of the sale they are having all fat quarters only .99 cents.
So with shipping and fabric you are less than twenty bucks.

Best twenty bucks you'll ever spend.

Go on over and sign up, I know you want to.

I mean look how cute those quilts are, you know you want one,
or three, the possibilities are endless.


  1. Sorry you miss your friend. Love the quilt.

  2. what's your situation on international participants and their postage costs? it looks like you're using tracking numbers now too?

    1. International orders need to have the postage sent in the package to me, or a pay-pal payment made to me before their package will ship.
      It looks like Canada is up to $19.99 and other countries $23.95

  3. Can I ask details about the zig zag quilt? Like how big it is and how many blocks she used? I have wanted to make a zig zag quilt out of some of the blocks I had from last time, but wasn't sure how many I would need.

    1. I think she used every square from the swap. I don't know the exact dimensions but it is more a throw than a twin. I'll see if I can get her to answer your questions.

    2. The quilt in the photo actually used a total of 2 swaps. I made ONE half square triangle from the 4" rainbow fabs and then the remaining smaller triangle helped make the rainbow strip on the back (with lots and lots of little triangles left over for other quilts rainbow strip-on-the-back). That quilt measures 63" x 70". I left off one block to have it not be square, but the quilt is just as cute square.

      I have also used the 4" rainbow fabs to make TWO half square triangles (so that you can make 1 quilt from just 1 swap). It takes just a little off the overall size to make a 58" x 64" (or 64" x 64" if you want it square) quilt.

      Plus, if you love the chevron like I do but your love for the HST is can do the rectangle method. Just as cute and Robyn has a great link to a super cute scrappy one. I'm making that next.

      Happy swapping and quilting!
      Kim Brown

  4. Thanks Robyn. We miss you guys and the neighborhood and our house more than we can say. We still call Utah home. I never did the swap thing when i was there because I never understood it. I'm very much a visual person. Now that I see it, I understand. You rock! I miss being around someone who enjoys fabric as much as I do.